THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cedrid Nicolas-Troyan Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Rob Brydon, Nick Frost, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sam Claflin, Colin Morgan, Ralph Ineson, Sam Hazeldine, voice of Liam Neeson. Only three months into the year and 2016 has already given us plenty of unnecessary and mostly inferior sequels. And here is another one! 2012's Snow White And The Huntsman provided a rather more fanciful and darker take on the familiar fairy tale, reinventing it for the Game Of Thrones and Twilight crowd. But Continue reading

THE WITCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Eggers Stars: Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw. Set in a New England colony in the early 1700s, before the time of the Salem witch trials, this is a slow burn drama about a family torn apart by witchcraft and demonic possession. A God fearing puritanical family is expelled from their community for the sin of "prideful conceit" and forced to fend for themselves by living off the land near a forest. The forest becomes a source of evil, a bit like with the low budget The Blair Witch Project. The family is Continue reading